October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; it is also fundraising month for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In what may be one of the most blinded by the shiney campaigns, the Komen Foundation has teamed up with Baker Hughes, one of the world's largest fossil fuel services companies. Baker Hughes Expands Commitment to Susan G. Komen Company supports mission to end breast cancer forever HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today that for the … [Read more...] about PINK WASHING BREAST CANCER
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo and DEP Deputy Chief Counsel Glenn Parno both abruptly resigned on Thursday Oct. 3, 2014 amid the “P-Mail” scandal. Pennsylvania Attorney General, Kathleen Kane revealed the previous week that her office had discovered hundreds of pornographic emails sent or received hundreds of sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages from state e-mail accounts between 2008 and 2012. PA Governor Tom Corbett … [Read more...] about DING! YOU GOT RESIGNATIONS!
In February 2011, Bloomsburg reports Billionaire Terry Pegula bought the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres. What does hockey have to do with gas drilling? Maybe nothing, and maybe in the case of Terry Pegula – a lot. On February 23, 2011 the Buffalo News reported: Excerpt: Pegula drew violations as gas driller In the course of making his fortune, the Florida billionaire, negotiating to buy the Buffalo Sabres, contributed heavily to politicians in a position to advance his business … [Read more...] about Of Hockey Pucks and Natural Gas
It’s been said politics is dirty. More often than not “dirty politics” refers to government officials taking money from special interests and corporations. Pennsylvania leads the way, redefines DIRTY POLITICS and brings it to the electronic age. PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo and at least 8 other prominent state officials exchanged sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages from state e-mail … [Read more...] about DING! YOU GOT P-MAIL!
When a product or corporation takes a hit in public opinion, one of the steps that will be taken is to change their name or roll out a rebranding campaign. Led by their front group, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), frackers are rebranding fracking. Or to put it another way, they are putting a pretty red bow on a pile of poop. How much are they spending on this fracking rebranding campaign? They won’t say. It’s proprietary, hush hush, in the same fashion as the super-double secret … [Read more...] about FRACKERS REBRANDING FRACKING
On Sunday, September 21, 2014 over 400,000 people assembled in New York City for the People’s Climate March. In the run up to the march, news stories estimated number of attendees around 100,000. Within a couple of days before the march, this number was upped to 200,000. People came on buses, trains, subways, bikes and by foot on the morning of September 21. We initially heard over 400 buses were expected; by the time we reached the starting point of the march we were hearing over 550 … [Read more...] about Climate Change – The Debate is OVER
With much fanfare and political photo-ops, the media was flooded with stories about a new pro-natural gas “grassroots” group back in march 2014. The name of the group is United Shale Advocates (USA). As was pointed out in GASROOTS – United Shale Advocates is far from being a grassroots organization. It’s gas-roots, or more to the point ASTROTURF. Astroturf groups are industry backed groups posing as “Grass”roots. In other words, just as Astroturf is fake grass, Astroturf groups are fake … [Read more...] about UNITED SHALE ASTROTURF
Al Capone, head of the most profitable crime syndicate of the Prohibition Era and mastermind of the notorious 1929 "Valentine's Day Massacre," seemed above the law. In 1931, Capone was convicted not of crimes related to bootlegging , extortion or murder, but rather for failing to pay income tax. Al Capone once complained about the bad reputation of his criminal enterprise: "Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it a business." On Friday, June 6, Brian Bolus and … [Read more...] about BOLUS’S CAPONE CONGRUENCY
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently spent some money producing a 7-minute video entitled “Regulating the Natural Gas Industry in Pennsylvania”. Published on May 7, 2014, DEP staff share their personal experiences conducting the important work of DEP's Oil and Gas Program across Pennsylvania. Note: Per the video on YouTube - “Comments are disabled for the video . “ What does that say about DEP wanting to hear from the public? It begins with April Weiland, … [Read more...] about DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PRODUCTION (DEP)
The rapid expansion of drilling and fracking fossil fuel wells in the Marcellus Shale region brings with it the midstream and main transmission infrastructure. These include gathering lines which take the fossil fuel from the well head to midstream pipelines and facilities. Each well, and there may be more than one on each well pad, has its own gathering line. Midstream and main transmission lines may include compression stations, glycol dehydration plants, metering stations … [Read more...] about Williams Co Has Gomer Pyle Moment